Toyota halts Lexus GX 460 SUV sales after safety warning

You know things aren’t going your way when your marquee brand starts taking serious hits! Toyota is reportedly going to halt Lexus GX 460 sales after a recent safety warning. This appears to be the right thing to do and fix them before they head out the door. The rollover issue is more structural so this could take awhile.

From AutoNews.com:

TOKYO/DETROIT (Reuters) — Toyota Motor Corp. suspended sales of the 2010 Lexus GX 460 on Tuesday after influential magazine Consumer Reports urged car shoppers not to buy the SUV, calling it a “safety risk” that could roll over.

Toyota said its engineers were “vigorously testing” the luxury model to identify the risk cited by Consumer Reports, which said the vehicle was prone to slide when driven in sweeping turns and gave it a “not acceptable” rating.

The rare safety warning from the magazine, which is seen as an objective voice on auto safety and quality in North America, comes at a time when Toyota is battling to repair damage to its reputation from a series of recalls.

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